@Bear's great work inspired me to make this post. Hopefully everyone will share. I'll start. First, no where near Bear's level. We have this old kitchen knife that was sitting in the drawer for many many years. Got no love because it was as dull as a butter knife. And it was made with more than one bevel and was hard to sharpen, so it just sat there all lonely. A couple of years ago, I decided to try and give her a new life when I found my littlest monkey liked using it because the size suited her. But dull is not safe. So much elbow grease on coarse and medium stones. Then sharpening and polishing with water stones. She is paper shaving sharp and part of our kitchen knife rotation for several years now.